AI`s flight aborts take off after smoke emanates from engine

Air India`s Kochi-Mumbai flight with 150 passengers and six crew members on board Friday aborted take off soon after smoke was detected from one of its engines at the airport here.

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2011, 15:13 PM IST

Kochi: Air India`s Kochi-Mumbai flight
with 150 passengers and six crew members on board Friday aborted take off soon after smoke was detected from one of its engines at the airport here.

Air traffic control tower personnel noticed the left
side of the engine emitting smoke abnormally and alerted the
pilot, airport sources said.

The smoke was detected in the Auxiliary Power Unit and
engineers rectified the "very minor snag", Air India sources
said.

The plane was towed to the aircraft base for
inspection and the problem rectified following which it
resumed its onward journey to Mumbai.

None of the passengers and crew members were asked to
disembark from the flight AI 687, the sources said.

PTI